Well Known Deaf Advocate and Teacher Struck by Car While Jogging in Austin Hit and Run

A man, well known in the hearing impaired community, was hit while jogging on Sunday morning on Slaughter Lane in South Austin.

According to police, Mark Gobble, a history teacher at the Texas School of the Deaf, was struck at an intersection in the residential area. He was found by a witness, approximately 30 feet from where he was hit in the Austin pedestrian accident.

Gobble was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.

The driver that struck Gobble traffic fatalities in Austin, leaving the damaged Toyota pickup that struck the victim. Police said they later apprehended the suspect, whom they believe is responsible for the pedestrian accident that killed Gobble.

According to the NHTSA, car accidents, especially those involving pedestrians is in the rise this year, with a greater number of vehicles involved in such accidents leaving the scene. In fact, of the 36 traffic fatalities in Austin alone, seven of them were hit and run accidents, officials note.


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